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On the lines of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, there is need for another regulation to ward off terrorists attack like in the case of 26/11 that took place on Mumbai according to Capt Andrew Winbow of IMO



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So far this year the US Coast Guard has issued two revised documents material to the struggle against maritime piracy. One is the latest version of the applicable Maritime Security Directive; the other provides updated information regarding the policies of various countries concerning self-defense weapons onboard merchant ships visiting their ports.



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The North Sea Route could address several issues plaguing shipping and seafaring

Posted to Taming the Arctic sea route by Joseph Fonseca on 2/13/2012 12:25:12 PM | with 0 comments


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For the navy tackling pirates is akin to being between the devil and deep blue sea

Posted to The Indian Naval Dilemma on Piracy by Joseph Fonseca on 1/25/2012 11:58:41 AM | with 0 comments


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Integration of the operations of various maritime agencies for combating piracy and criminalization of seafarers gets underway



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Administration soft peddling piracy attacks on Indian seafarers
Indian Administration yet to rise to the occasion



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On December 6th the UK Department for Transport (DfT) posted on its website two documents providing guidance for UK-flagged vessels on countering piracy and armed robbery against ships. They include guidance allowing the use of armed guards against Somali pirates, implementing a change in policy that was promised in October.



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Are seafarers left to fend for themselves in the event of piracy attack?

Posted to Who wants to stop piracy? by Joseph Fonseca on 10/26/2011 3:51:34 PM | with 1 comments


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On May 26th, the International Maritime released a press briefing summarizing the results of the 89th session of its Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) in London from May 11th to the 20th. In addition to safety, the MSC is responsible for maritime transportation security matters.



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Indian government agrees to permit armed security personnel on ships traversing pirate prone area.



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